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10 who counted

10 who counted

From politics to exploration, Leonard Pitts Jr., profiles 10 influential African-Americans you might not have heard of Sometimes, history forgets. Sometimes, the big names everyone knows crowd out the smaller ones fewer people recall. Sometimes, when it is time to apportion honor and assign recognition, men and women who ought to be singled out are […]

How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

FAMILY FEATURES Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. – regardless of background – robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. Scammers know the ins and outs of the Medicare system and their attempts can be well thought-out enough that it’s not always easy to know […]

Cheaper fares: Does the day you buy matter?

Cheaper fares: Does the day you buy matter?

BY LINDA LOYD PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Travelers everywhere would like a magic potion to predict the best time to buy an airline ticket to get a good deal at the lowest price. Although seasoned travel advisers say there is no perfect moment to book an airfare, a recent study by Expedia Inc. and Airlines Reporting Corp., […]

Face your financial fears

Face your financial fears

Take action to save for retirement From Family Features Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income […]

Mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Single mom works her way up to general manager BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family. Now, she’s the general manager, who […]

Who’s running? A list of local candidates

Who’s running? A list of local candidates

Who’s running? A list of local candidates BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local politicians are gearing up for the primary election, which will take place on Aug. 30. From debates to town halls, there have been opportunities for residents to get to know the candidates’ positions. Many important offices are up for grabs in Daytona […]

The widening of the nutrition gap

The widening of the nutrition gap

Non-Latino Blacks and Mexican-Americans were significantly less likely to have upgraded the quality of their diets than were non-Latino Whites. BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE More American adults are eating better, but a new analysis of American diets between 2000 and 2012 shows that the trend of improved nutrition is largely […]

Getting to the heart of the meal

Getting to the heart of the meal

BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE The roots of soul food run deep. Mary McCallum-Stewart isn’t as well-known as Sylvia Woods, purveyor of Harlem’s legendary eatery, Sylvia’s Restaurant. But McCallum-Stewart also built a soul food legacy. The Jackson, Mississippi native launched her own soul food empire in 1969.  Los Angeles’ M&M Soul Food Restaurant […]

Unwed dads fight for rights to know their children

Unwed dads fight for rights to know their children

BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had no idea his toughest — and most traumatic — […]

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Merchants suing city over loss of business during construction BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES City of Daytona Beach and Orange Avenue construction project officials say the roadwork is 70 percent complete and moving along, but residents and businesses remain frustrated. Some owners of small businesses that sit on the west end of […]

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